The science classes Nick and Euly take allow an opportunity for Ceci, Lilly and I to explore the museums and zoo for unrushed hours. We missed the prior month's group tour of the butterfly museum and I promised the girls we would visit today. We were the only visitors this morning.
|Ceci loves poison dart tree frogs|
We saw many battered butterflies
|Great mormon butterfly|
|pretty sure this is another of the great or common mormon variety|
We really enjoyed seeing so many Rice Paper butterflies, just didn't capture a good shot. Ceci had hoped to see a Lacewing, maybe next time.
|Underside of the Tawny Owl|
The underside of my favorite, Blue Morpho
We still had hours, so we popped into the new dinosaur exhibit. Is it me, or are sloths the new thing out there? I see them used in so much in the media, maybe I'm oversensitive. We were impressed mostly by this sloth:
what he would have looked like with his fur on:
The afternoon portion gave us the treat to an IMAX 3D movie on Polar region/Ice Age mammals, including a cool look into the extinction of mammoths. Cool for us, not so much for them.